Creative Program (Age 5 to 10)
How do we teach creativity? It’s a tricky thing to define because it’s different for everyone. Creativity is about how we approach ideas based on our own experiences and perspectives.
At Artgrain, we help our students develop creativity by exposing them to different art experiences and perspectives. For example, when drawing a bird, we don’t teach students just one way to do it. Instead, we teach them about constructing a bird with basic shapes, observing details, different bird types and poses, various art styles, mediums and techniques, and how to express ideas of movement or flight. By combining these aspects, students can come up with many different solutions and ideas. This process encourages them to think outside the box, to be able to connect ideas together and explore different ways to create their artwork. Thus, our Creative Programme encourages open-ended exploration.
So how is the Creative program different from our Headstart and Foundational Art program? In comparison, our Headstart programme focuses on responding to themes and using design principles, while our Foundational programme develops technical skills through observation. The Creative Programme is similar to the International Baccalaureate (IB) teaching approach, where students engage in various processes before deciding on a final outcome. Choosing which program to sign up for will depend on you and your child’s interests.
All our classes including our preschool classes are drop off class, non-accompanied by parents.
Most of our classes are mixed age groups classes, children are given personal guidance with their learning.
Journals will be used for:
• Recording of concepts, ideas and thoughts as part of collating knowledge in art
• Material and compositional experimentation for the understanding and application of techniques and ideas
• Sketching and drawing for the development of observational skills
• Building up a personal portfolio
All students in the Creative Art Programme are required to purchase our Artgrain journal for $12 at our studio for their weekly lessons.
(Each Module = 10 weekly lessons):
Module Fee: $380
Registration Fee: $25
Artgrain Journal Book: $12
Annual Material Fee: $50
Duration of each lesson: 1 hour 15 minutes ($380)
Trial Lesson (one lesson): $38